To Improve the Academy: Resources for Faculty, by Judith E. Miller, James E. Groccia

By Judith E. Miller, James E. Groccia

The improvement of scholars is a basic function of upper schooling and calls for for its good fortune powerful advising, instructing, management, and administration. This annual quantity deals examples and assets for the enrichment of all academic builders.

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One solution is to move selected courses into a hybrid environment. Hybrid, or blended, delivery combines the best features of online learning and faceto-face teaching (Sands, 2002). Although variations are possible, students enrolled in hybrid courses generally meet one day a week in a classroom and shift a significant portion of the work into an online environment such as a course management system or wiki. Therefore, hybrid delivery of courses enables universities to reduce the need for classroom space by 50 percent or more and provide students with the opportunity to learn in a more flexible anytime, anywhere environment.

Indd 16 10/08/11 9:05 AM 2 THE DIGITAL ACAD EM Y PREPARING FACULTY FOR DIGITAL COURSE DEVELOPMENT Sunay V. Palsole, Beth L. Brunk-Chavez, University of Texas at El Paso New generations of learners necessitate new ways of teaching, and hybrid courses can help institutions leverage technologies to improve teaching and learning. The adoption of a new instructional paradigm, however, requires attention to the faculty’s ability to create and deliver effective courses. The University of Texas at El Paso has developed the Digital Academy to help faculty interweave online elements with face-to-face teaching.

2002). If I knew then what I know now: A first-year faculty consultant’s top ten list. In K. H. indd 15 10/08/11 9:05 AM 16 to i mp rov e t h e acad emy development: Practical advice, examples, and resources (pp. 92–98). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Knapper, C. (2010). Plus ça change . . Educational development past and future. In J. McDonald & D. ), New directions for teaching and learning: No. 122. Pathways to the profession of educational development (pp. 1–5). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

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